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Articles from the October 8, 2021 edition

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  • All County Beaches Posted Against Use Until Friday, October 8

    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health|Oct 8, 2021

    LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) cautions residents who are planning to visit the below Los Angeles County beaches to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters due to possible contamination caused by storm drain discharge. Ocean and bay recreational waters, especially near discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers can be contaminated with bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets a...

  • A Time for Fasting, Forgiveness and Famous Speakers

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 8, 2021

    On Wednesday evening September 15, 2021 and all day Thursday September 16, 2021 Rabbi David Baron and his High Holy Day guests observed Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish Year at the Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Rabbi David Baron, founder of the Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts sermon spoke of heroism, and dignity in the face of terrorism and barbarism. Rabbi David Baron's distinguished guests for Kol Nidre Service on Wednesday evening September 15, 2021 incl...

  • Sylvia and her husband co-owned the former, Jim King's Professional Pharmacy on the corner of 15th St. and Arizona Ave

    Keely King|Oct 8, 2021

    Sylvia Rae Marble, age 84, native of Santa Monica died in her home in Santa Monica on September 19, 2021. She was a 1954 graduate of Santa Monica High School and a Member of the Sargeanettes. She attended University of Southern California where she joined Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. She was married to James King in 1956 until his death in 1993. They had three daughters, Keely King, Terri King and Laurie King. Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband, James and daughter, Terri. She was...

  • As California Eviction Moratorium Ends, Authorities Remind Tenants that they Still Have Rights

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 8, 2021

    California's statewide eviction moratorium expired at the end of September. Nevertheless, Tenants who pay 25% of the back rent and are making payments over the next year on rent due, may be able to stay in their Los Angeles County homes. Los Angeles officials gathered with tenant rights advocates on Thursday, Sept. 30, to advertise that the city's eviction moratorium is still in effect. California had extended its eviction moratorium three times, including in June. But there was simply no...

  • Black Cats 9 Lives Matter this Halloween Season

    Sarah Storkin, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 8, 2021

    As we move into October, many of us think of Orange and Black cats as unknowing symbols of the season. We've all heard that black cats portend bad luck. But did you know that in Britain and Scotland, traditionally black cats were thought to bring good luck? More on that below. The international Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) recognizes 22 cat breeds that tend toward solid black coats. The Bombay breed is exclusively black. All-black fur pigmentation is slightly more prevalent in male cats than...

  • After Second Brentwood Murder in a Month, Calls to Disperse Vets Living in Tents on San Vicente

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 8, 2021

    After the second killing of one homeless man by another at a homeless encampment on San Vicente on September 14th, local officials said they would redouble efforts to house the veterans elsewhere. Neighbors in Brentwood who have always been less than thrilled about the row of tents on some of the world's most expensive real estate, were naturally disgusted by the violence. Some of them demanded that authorities do something about the violence that naturally ensues when drug and alcohol addicts l...

  • Catalina Island Museum Presents Gary Miltimore Retrospective and Oktoberfest Celebration Among Programming in October

    Catalina Island Museum announces a full lineup of events this October, welcoming visitors with a variety of culturally enriching activities to enjoy throughout the month. Opening October 2 as part of its Annual Fundraising Extravaganza "The Art of a Rose," the museum presents Gary Miltimore: Water and Color. Highlighting Miltimore's connection to the sailing/yachting community and his colorful, often irreverent sense of humor, the exhibition marks the first-ever retrospective of the famed...

  • Santa Monica Treated to Rare Thunder and Lightning Display

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 8, 2021

    1/4 Santa Monica was treated to a rare thunder and lightning display on Monday afternoon around the 5 PM hour. Men walking dogs and women with baby strollers scrambled to get out of the sudden rain in my neighborhood. Southern California is, of course, in a drought situation. Less than 6.5 inches of precipitation have fallen over the region, which receives 14.25 inches of rain in a typical year. The day grew dark very quickly, and no rain had been predicted by the National Weather Service as...

  • Santa Monica May Sue Over Housing Allocation From the State

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Oct 8, 2021

    October 1, 2021 Spurred on by Santa Monica City Councilmember Phil Brock, the City Council on Tuesday voted 5-2 to ask a Westside city association if they should join a lawsuit challenging the number of units they've been ordered to build by the state. The lawsuit, already filed in June by the Orange County Council of Governments (OKKOG), disputes the number of units decreed by California's Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), saying the population growth data used was...